Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

These muffins are a favorite in our household for so many reasons:

  • scrumptious taste
  • easy to make
  • chocolaty goodness
  • leftovers double for easy breakfasts
  • freezable for future meals

banana muffins

This is a recipe that my mom discovered.  It really is supposed to be called Banana Split Muffins as chocolate chips are sprinkled on top before baking; walnuts are also supposed to be sprinkled on the top; and when the muffins are taken out of the oven, a cherry is supposed to be put on top.  And they are really pretty when you make it this way.  They would make a great picture!  But since my family doesn’t like nuts in bread, and we definitely don’t want a cherry on top of our bread, I decided to just call them Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins.  We do keep the chocolate chips, though!  That is a non-negotiable!  Here is the original recipe, with my few changes in parenthesis.

Recipe for the original Banana Split Muffins

Preheat oven @ 375°

Ingredients and Directions:

  • 11/2 c. flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. Miracle Whip (or generic salad dressing)
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 ripe bananas (smashed)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • chopped nuts (I do not use.)
  • miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips (I sometimes use regular sized chocolate chips.)
  • maraschino cherries (I do not use.)

Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.  Beat egg in small bowl; stir in dressing. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.  Stir in bananas.

Kristi and Kaylin smashing the bananas.

Kristi and Kaylin smashing the bananas.

Spoon mixture into greased or paper-lined muffin pan, filling each cup until it is almost full.  Sprinkle with chips and nuts.

Karis and Kristi sprinkling the chocolate chips on top of the muffins

Karis and Kristi sprinkling the chocolate chips on top of the muffins

Bake in preheated oven at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.  Remove from oven.  Press 1 cherry into each muffin.

Kiley doing the hardest job--licking off the batter!

Kiley doing the hardest job–licking off the batter!

Makes at least 15 regular size muffins.  I usually make 12 muffins and 6-9 mini-muffins.


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